Social Problems

Dr. Angel Parham
College of Arts & Sciences

Service learning is required for this course.

Time commitment: 20 hours

Transportation time credit
Taking more than one service learning class?

Learning objective: Students will be able to connect course content concerning social problems to concrete examples of such problems in the community.

Preapproved service learning placements:

Anna's Place
APEX Youth Center
Boys Hope Girls Hope
Elevate New Orleans 
Good Shepherd School
Hagar's House
NET Charter High School
New Orleans College Preparatory Academies
Nyansa Classical Community
Orleans Public Defenders
The Restoration Initiative for Culture and Community
St. Stephen Catholic School
STAIR: Start the Adventure in Reading
Volunteers of America--Mentoring Children of Promise
Wilson Charter School


  1. Watch the video "Getting Started with Your Service Learning Placement."
  2. Take this quiz to make sure you know everything you need to know about the placement process.
  3. Get your placement on time.  Submit your acceptance form before the deadline.
  4. Document all your hours using a service learning timesheet. Submit timesheets to the service learning office twice per semester (midterm and last day of the semester). Check the Loyola Service Learning Calendar for deadlines.
  5. Know that your agency supervisor will submit a performance evaluation on your work at the end of the semester. This evaluation will be go to your professor and incorporated into your class grade.